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Cobb Germany Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

by 5m Editor
12 September 2008, at 10:49a.m.

GERMANY - More than 40 Cobb Germany colleagues, technicians, sales managers and veterinarians from 20 countries took part in a grand courtyard festival at Baasdorf, near Leipzig, Eastern Germany, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their company.

The initial target of Cobb Germany was to hatch 2.5 million Cobb 500 parents for nearby markets and production is heading towards 10 million.

Jerry Moye, president of Cobb and Steve Parsons, managing director of Cobb Europe, Middle East, Africa and staff took the opportunity to congratulate the whole Cobb Germany team, supporting Graf von Drechsel and James Truscott, on the growing success.

The event took place in the historic courtyard at Baasdorf, which is now the headquarters of the Wimex group. The anniversary festivities were attended by some former Cobb employees who worked with Wimex to lay the foundations of Cobb Germany.

The previous day a technical symposium was held in Dessau where the latest technical advice on breeder and broiler management was presented so that customers can utilize the full genetic potential of the Cobb 500, the world's most popular broiler breed.

  • Cobb Germany was founded in 1998 with first Cobb 500 parent chicks hatched at the new Radefeld hatchery, near Leipzig, in November. Within four years output had grown to five million / year, and then in 2005 the Cobb Germany sales territory was expanded to more than 20 countries. The success is also based on providing customers with top class technical expertise from the company's own staff, veterinary specialists and the Cobb World Technical Support team.

    The company benefits from the integrated production facilities of its parent company Wimex. Cereals are grown on Wimex's own land and feed manufactured in the company's dedicated mills. In the latest venture poultry manure is transported to a state-of-the-art biogas generating plant where electricity is produced for the local network.
The company's website www.cobb-germany.com provides information in seven languages.